Cosmetic ear surgery (Otoplasty)

Many children and also adults suffer from protruding ears. Protruding ears are usually caused by a congenital cartilage deformation which results in irregular and asymmetrical growth.  Correcting this problem will often bring about an immediate positive change for the affected person’s life.

The surgical procedure can be carried out using local anesthesia. Upon request, general anesthesia can be given. The procedure usually takes 1 hour. Via an incision behind the ear that will later be barely visible, the cartilage is reformed and inner sutures are made. Following the procedure, a protective head bandage is applied to secure the end result.

Facts and costs  
Duration of hospitalization: Patients can be treated either on an outpatient basis or for 1 – 2 days as an in-patient
Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is administered by an anesthesiologist from our department of anesthesia. Upon request, the procedure can also be performed using general anesthesia.
Sutures: Will be removed after 7-8 days
Seclusion: Approx. 1 week. The bandages are removed after 2 days
Follow-up care: On the 2nd, 7th and 8th day. Further treatment will be scheduled in consultation with the surgeon.
Price: 1.800,- to 2.200,- € plus anesthesia costs

Problems including general surgery risks such as bleeding, inflammation or a disturbed healing process occur very rarely. A slight amount of swelling is considered to be normal. Post-operative pain is hardly to be expected but can be easily treated with pain medication or medication to reduce swelling.

Ear surgery is possible on an outpatient basis. An overnight hospital stay provides the patient with quality care by physicians and hospital staff and ensures his or her well-being and relaxation.

The bandages are removed after 2 days. Thereafter a headband should be worn overnight for another 3 weeks.